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How to provide new caregivers with funds to grocery shop, pick-up items for senior.

Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.


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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more


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Is a garage sale a good way to help my mother make some extra money?

My mother doesn't have much money but she wants to have a garage sale. Is it a good way to earn some extra money?


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What are the pros and cons of live-in care vs. assisted living?

My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more


Vacationing with senior parents: 5 tips for a successful family trip

So you’ve decided to book a family vacation that includes your aging parents. Now you’re wondering how you can make sure the memories you create on the trip are the kind you’ll remember fondly, and not the ones you’ll want to forget. The answer, according to adult children who have... more


Watch out for these hidden costs of assisted living

Once you’ve made the decision that assisted living would be a good move, the next question is usually: How much will it cost? The national median cost for assisted living is $3,750 per month, but prices vary widely from state to state and facility to facility, according to Genworth.  The way assisted... more


15 questions to ask during a senior caregiver interview

If you're hiring a senior caregiver on your own, start by screening applicants over the phone, then meet in person (consider a public meeting place, like a coffeeshop). If things feel like a good fit, introduce the potential provider to your parent in the setting where they would be working. ... more


18 quick, easy and healthy meals for seniors

If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat alone. Regardless, eating healthy meals is of course incredibly important... more